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into a bedroom he rented from a home in hercules belonging to cindy tran. there are more details about a fight that the two had with efren valdemoro. in late august, efren valdemoro filed a police report. the police report claims that the two men beat him up. what happened was that ricardo salas woke up to a letter that he wrote to efren valdemoro. he asked him to stay out of his relationship with cindy tran. he went to confront efren valdemoro immediately. they were asleep in a bedroom. they got into a fight. he said ricardo salas threw the first punch. at some point during the fight, frederick salas jumped in to help his dad. he said he and his father had to restrain efren valdemoro following the fight because every time they let him up, he would try to throw punches. police believe the fight provides motive for the murder of ricardo salas and the reason that frederick salas is missing. chp shot and killed efren valdemoro on monday night. efren valdemoro got out of his car and ran into the store. when police looked in the car he was driving, they found the body of cindy tran. it was her car
at the center is efren valdemoro and his girlfriend cindy tran. according to documents she lived with efren valdemoro in this vallejo apartment complex until a few months ago when both were evicted. neighbors say valdemoro often acted strangely but most didn't notice major problems. >> it's really gory. what i knew of him, i would never have thought that. it really comes as a surprise. >> reporter: the two split up. cindy tran moved to hercules, while valdemoro rented a room on upland court with segundia allen and her husband. neighbors say valdemoro was increasingly in the center of loud arguments in the front yard. >> it would be just fights and then always be a cop here every day. >> reporter: last week, segundia allen as well as her friend marcia smart were missing. police named valdemoro as i a suspect in their disappearance. now it turns out both missing women were murdered. police discovered their bodies yesterday of morning when they went to talk to the husband about his missing wife. when he opened his door, the stench was overpowering according to investigators who believe he had
and frederick salas. efren valdemoro told police that he and his girlfriend, cindy tran, were sleeping, when roommate ricardo salas came into the bedroom about a letter ricardo salas had written. frederick salas ran to back up his 73-year-old dad. the arriving officers found efren valdemoro face down and naked with the elder salas sitting on him. the father and son claim that they had to subdue efren valdemoro to keep him from attacking them. five days later, police found the body of ricardo salas in his home. he had been beaten to death. police are still searching for his 35-year-old son, frederick salas. >>> 5:02. a decision today from prosecutors in solano county on whether to file charges in the key figure in the complex murder case. charles rittenhouse may have killed his wife and her friend, according to police. their bodies were found in charles rittenhouse's vallejo home at the same time the police found a large amount of explosives. charles rittenhouse is a chemical engineer. the killing spree suspect efren valdemoro, stayed at the same home. >>> a memorial service at the vallejo sh
in the killings. but cindy tran's family believes the talk of any love triangle is untrue because she had broken off the relationship. the search resumes this morning at 8:00 a.m. reporting live near pittsburg, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much. >>> there is also a memorial fund set up for the sons of cindy tran, and if you'd like to contribute you can go to any wells fargo bank and just mention the cindy tran memorial fund. >> joran van der sloot said he tried to extort money from natalee holloway's parents to make their life tough for five years. van der sloot confessed to taking the money from the family in return for revealing the location of her body. holloway was last seen alive with him in aruba in 2005. he has said he killed her then retracted his confession. he is also charged with the killing of a young woman in peru. >>> the fight over furlough days is heading to the state supreme court. on wednesday, the high court is set to hear whether the governor has the right to force unpaid days on tens of thousands of state workers in 2009 and earlier this year. a rulin
in pittsburgh, christine connolly, kron 4 news. >> and a neighbor across from the cindy tran street is still wondering what could've happened to the missing frederick sales? >> and i was thinking who is that guy? and i'm also thinking that what if frederick sales is still a lot? or is he already dead? to me, my assumption is that if he is alive, he would of showed up already. however, it seems that seems that since he is still missing. perhaps he was killed first and then dumped, somewhere else. >> the neighbor, jerome says that his wife refuses to walk her dog down the street because she does not like to look at the home of cindy tran and it makes you think of the tragedy. as this continues the prosecutor prepares their case and will continue to follow the multiple murders. your welcome to follow the story www.kron.com and our developing story of petaluma. crews are working to soak up the last few gallons of oil into the petaluma marina. about 0 p.m.- noon, a depressan12:00 p.m., tho soaked up, and experts were observing that a tug boats was being a selvage when this leak occurred. and alex
killed sallust's a connection was not made that cindy tran life was in danger. >> we didn't see the concern for cindy tran safety and the suspect was able to locate her and kidnapper. hercules police are working nonstop on the case and this investigation to locate the suspect working with other suspects agencies as well to locate efren valdemoro >> this was the scene outside the salon worse cindy tran worked. her friends and co- workers left flowers at the doorstep. the candle vigil will take place at 7:00 p.m. tonight. stay tune to kron 4 erst continuing developing and bizarre story here we will be at the court house today. latest details coming up coverage continues online as well. all gone to kron 4.com will take a Ãqw@,quick break and be back. we're back again live pictures off north carolina shore we have hurricane carol making its way of the seaboard. the waters are are choppy. we have reports of a one-2 ft. of water and road wades in the header banks of north carolina more on that story as it develops. wall street this morning here's a quick check gone headline stock fut
when he refuses to drop a meat cleaver. in valdemoro's car they find the body of cindy tran strangled. in hercules, at a home owned by cindy tran, police discover the body of her tenant, 73-year-old ricardo sales. still missing is sales' son east bay and at least five dead people. frederick. investigatorss also discovered explosives and more explosives were found at a separate storage facility nearby. police were met by charles rittenhouse a chemical engineer who apparently been living with the dead bodies for days. rittenhouse is held on the explosives charges. meanwhile a cadillac escalade belonging to rittenhouse was found yesterday in a park lot. police have been searching the area for the missing frederick sales. while his fate is unclear, we know rittenhouse the man in custody is a chemical engineer. he was arrested at the property where the two women were found dead. tonight, rittenhouse is at a solano county jail as authorities try to sort out how he is involved in this complicated case. simon perez with what we know so far. >> reporter: this house is where the two decomposing
, ricardo salas body was found and his son, frederick is still missing. and on tuesday night, cindy tran was strangled. and efren valdemoro was shot, killed by chp. yesterday morning, these two women were discovered in vallejo. we have team coverage on these multiple murders. christine connolly is live and hercules with the latest and let us begin with dan kerman. in vallejo, with the two women's bodies were discovered. dan? >> pam, this is a quiet community and this cul-de-sac. let me show you that you would not necessarily know that anything went on. and as look at the house #110. that is for these two bodies were found very badly composed. one is rita allen and karen smart autopsies are taking place and they will hope some indication of when and how they died. right now, the investigation is on to different people. one is off to efren valdemoro as it inspected and chuarels rittenhouse who was married to one of the woman. and right now, they do not know the connection and the difficulty of finding out what is going on. >> it is not as if it is bizarre as complicated it is a puzzle we'r
valdemoro suspected and relationship with cindy tran and for brazil's, regardless hills, and there is also cindy strand was being told by these two women to leave him. also, redraw allen was married to charles which an hour. and charles rittenhouse has been arrested on suspicion of the death of women and the possession of explosives. both of the bodies of his wife, rita and the woman, carol smart for found. both bodies were heavily decomposed. >> and cindy was honored last night. >> france, and even strangers had an emotional candlelight vigil force in the trans. and she had dreams to see her son could married. >> that was taken away from her. >> it is all close our eyes and have a little prayer. >> they knew of cindy tran as jenny. >> i cannot help myself to stop from crying because they were very important, nice people. >> they were roommates and market the same shopping center she was a hairstylist. and solace worked at a security guard for a bank. in this safeway, this but to was that the shopping center for tonight. they are devastated that these two people are gone. >> and what we're
called her family to say she had been kidnapped. friends and colleagues of cindy tran say they tried to accept her boyfriend, but really didn't think he deserved her. >> they had a really rocky relationship. we loved her dearly. we always knew there was something about him. she loved him so we loved him. >> now the 31-year-old is suspected- suspected it of killing tran. he was jealous of tran's two tenants living in her hercules home. >> the dispute was possibly over a concern by the suspect and that there may have been something going on between the victim or his son. >> police found the body the same day loud music was heard from the home. >> loud music at that time of hour could be some sort of attempt to cover up if something is happening. we know he was blurchened to death. ricardo's son is missing. search teams spent the day looking for him around a hercules office park where a white cadillac escalade he was seen driving was found. >> at this point, that is the biggest loosened for us. >> they found him last night as he was driving tran's are ka. he ended up at the 99 ranch mar
. valdamro's love affair with 46-year-old cindy tran might be the root of it all. he thought she was having an fair with one of the salas family members. that would explain his activities there. and a high-speed chase ended tuesday night, officers shooting him and killing him with the strangled body of cindy tran. she wanted to reunite with the father of her three children. valdamro did not let tat happen. the focus now turns to the sole surviving suspe who can possibly tell officers more about what the bomb-making activity was going on at that house and exactly what led to the killings of the t women in vallejo. they don't seem to ha the same kind of connection that valdamro as the other woman w was killed. live in hercules terry mcsweeney abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks very much. a six-year-old salinas boy is in serious condition after an accidental shooting. offirs responded to an apartment complex yeerday and found the boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. police say the child found the gun unrneath his parents' bed. his 12-year-old brother tried to take away the weapon but i
think they may have one. valdamro's love affair with 46-year-old cindy tran might be the root of it all. he thought she was having an fair with one of the salas family members. that would explain his activities there. and a high-speed chase ended tuesday night, officers shooting him and killing him with the strangled body of cindy tran. she wanted to reunite with the father of her three children. valdamro did not let that happen. the focus now turns to the sole surviving suspect who can possibly tell officers more about what the bomb-making activity was going on at that house and exactly what led to the killings of the two women in vallejo. they don't seem to have the same kind of connection that valdamro as the other woman who was killed. live in hercules, terry mcsweeney abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks very much. a six-year-old salinas boy is in serious condition after an accidental shooting. officers responded to an apartment complex yesterday and found the boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. police say the child found the gun underneath his parents' bed. his 12-year-old
and killed by chp earlier this week. he is also suspected of his girlfriend, cindy tran her roommate, sales. >> also, they're trying to find out how chucharles rittenhouse e is still currently in the jail of possession of explosive chemicals. >> when police discovered the bodies they also found chemicals and now home. these chemicals are used to make explosives. >> the atf located a container that was labeled depleted uranium. they are not sure, i spoke to them this morning and they're not sure and told this item is analyzed. they cannot confirm/deny. >> were this comes from is a mystery. a batch in this car suggests that the works for goodrich, a defense/aerospace contractor. >> we've reported that his work place looked at these items and cannot believe that they are from their business. >> and just like the question of where did those chemicals come from? who killed those women? both of those are outstanding at this point. dan kerman, kron 4 news. >> and now, christine connolly is live and hercules. authorities are still looking for frederick sales. >> that is right, the last time frederi
the business park but do not believe it has anything to do with this case. cindy tran, one of the members of the salas famy may have been seeing her. how the two in valjo tie into this is anyone's guess. >> the garbage is searched by a crew of 25 people for the remains of a body. and police would love to get ahold of the remains of that body because soany people tied to this case have been kild already. valdamoro, the main suspect, killed by chp officers after he killed tran. there is one surviving tie. we're gonna hear aut that momentarily. investigators would love to get ahold of this body for possible evidence leading to a conclusion how this all ties together. >> terry, thank you. the huand of one of the two other victims belied to be linked to this bizarre crime spree will make his appearance. police arrest rittenhouse after they searched his vallejo home earlier this week. they say he was living with the bodies of his wife and her friend. all three people are said to be acquaintances of this murder suspect, valdamoro. police won't speculate what rittenhouse planned to do with the ex
but do not believe it has anything to do with this case. cindy tran, one of the members of the salas family may have been seeing her. how the two in vallejo tie into this is anyone's guess. >> the garbage is searched by a crew of 25 people for the remains of a body. and police would love to get ahold of the remains of that body because so many people tied to this case have been killed already. valdamoro, the main suspect, killed by chp officers after he killed tran. there is one surviving tie. we're gonna hear about that momentarily. investigators would love to get ahold of this body for possible evidence leading to a conclusion how this all ties together. >> terry, thank you. the husband of one of the two other victims believed to be linked to this bizarre crime spree will make his appearance. police arrested rittenhouse after they searched his vallejo home earlier this week. they say he was living with the bodies of his wife and her friend. all three people are said to be acquaintances of this murder suspect, valdamoro. police won't speculate what rittenhouse planned to do with the
rests in peace. >> reporter: because many knew cindy tran as jennny they were shocked to learn he was the one that was killed. >> i was in shock when i heard about it. and that's why i wanted to come down today and give my respect because she was a beautiful person. >> reporter: police say suspect efren val more row did napped tran and killed her in her car. 33-year-old carlos was regarded as a grandfather figure. >> i was hoping it wasn't him. i called my husband and i told him about it. i was very sad. >> reporter: there were lighter memories as well. >> i had my nephew cut my hair. he's not very good. when i came back, she said who let cut your hair? >> reporter: they want you to remember them not how they died but how they lived. >> we will love you and we will never forget you. >> reporter: funds to benefit the four sons of cindy tran have been started at the wells fargo bank. >>> investigators will be back at a landfill tomorrow searching for the son of the one of the victims in the murder spree. they have 3,000 tons of garbage to go through. they made it halfway through tod
. his body was found august 28th in the home he rented from a woman named cindy tran. two days later the bodies of two other women were found at a home where the key suspect lived. then tuesday the suspect was killed during a chase through richmond. the body of tran his girlfriend was inside the car. >> we will do what we need to do. >> reporter: the dirty job at the landfill continues today. two dozen volunteers search through tons of trash looking for any sign of the body of 35- year-old frederick salas missing and feared to have been killed by a suspect killed by officers on tuesday. police say he killed salas's father last week. he was found murdered in this home owned by the suspect's girlfriendn. late august he told police the two beat him up during an argument. these pictures were taken and he filed police reports but before police could act the elder salas was murdered and frederick has been missing since. >> unfortunately everybody that is connected with this case is now dead. >> reporter: the idea police have been working under is that the suspect may have left the body i
trash from a business park where the suspect worked. >> 46-year-old cindy tran and ricardo worked at the same strip mall where hundred people turned out to mourn them. amy hollyfield reports. >> their murders have made headlines all week. but the loss of ricardo salas and cindy tran is very personal for the strip mall in vallejo. >> remember this, not how they died but for how they lived. >> 46-year-old cindy was known as jenny to their clients at the salon. she cut people's hair for a living but she was also a friend. >> she was so warm and wonderful. >> she was a special lady. >> ricardo worked as a security guard at the bank. >> he was wonderful man. highway was so gracious. >> police believe that cindy's boyfriend murdered ricardo because he thought he was getting involved with cindy. they also believe that he strangled cindy before he was shot to death in a confrontation with police. >> it was senseless. i still don't even know why it happened. >> more than a hundred people attended. >> what they were represented was true friendship. >> cindy tran had four sons. her friends s
with cindy tran. she owned the home and was apparently valdemoro's girlfriend. police say the three men got physical over tran because valdemoro believed that something romantic was going on behind his back. efren valdemoro was shot and killed by chp after police say he killed his girlfriend, also grabbed a cleaver in richmond and started making threats. in all now in this bizarre story, four people tied to valdemoro are dead, ricardo sales, the father, two other women found dead in a vallejo home this week, also cindy tran from hercules, plus valdemoro himself. at about 9:00 this morning, we're told hercules police will assemble here. they also put out a call to other bay area law enforcement agencies to come out here and assemble and help them. the search is expected to begin at the landfill at 9:30 this morning. reporting live in pittsburg, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> all right. thanks for sorting it out for us. >>> more pictures of valdemoro a week before his death. police took these pictures on august 22nd after their report that they had to take on a fight between valdemoro
police continue to follow leads trying to find him, friends and family are grieving for cindy tran. one of the workstations is empty today at devon salon. a client came by and she had tears in her eyes as she talked about her hairstylist, cindy tran. >> whenever you walked in there, she would call you by name and she would say, hi. there was never any bad thing about her. she always talked about her sons and... [ crying ] >> i just can't believe that somebody so evil could do something like what he did. >> reporter: tran's coworkers cried today, too. these two say efren valdemoro the man police call tran's boyfriend and killer was quiet, on occasion he would pick up tran or bring her lunch. >> just a normal person. i mean, just a normal person. we never thought of him capable of doing things like this. that's why we're kind of like shocked. very shocked. >> reporter: flowers were left at the salon today and also delivered to the hercules home where one of tran's sons lives. in a soft-spoken voice, he told us the family didn't have anything to say. his mother, police say, owned the home
friend cindy tran. in the letter vald moore called riccardo a liar and back stabber. vald moore claimed to be the victim in this fight. but friends of cindy tran portray him as intimidating. >> very last time i saw her alive was in there and he coward over her. >>reporter: perhaps his remain from the fight continued to build. and motivated him to kill. one week after the confrontation riccardo solace was found beaten to death inside the hercules home. police blamed vald moore. they also think he strangled cindy tran. they don't know if he did anything to frederick solace but they have their suspicions. solace is missing. his co-workers at doctor medical center in san pablo worried. >> everybody is so sad. everybody is so sad. don't know what happened. and as i told you i'm praying for his recovery. the body or whatever. i hope that we find him. >>reporter: police report is too much to handle for the residents laiving near the hercules home where the fight and murder took place. >> really shocking. alarming. scary. >>reporter: and she tells us she is still very afraid
written ricardo to stay out of valdamoro's relationship with girlfriend cindy tran. in the letter, valdamoro called ricardo a liar and a back-stabber. valdamoro claimed to be the victim in this fight but friends of cindy tran portray him as intimidating." >> the very last time i saw her alive was when he was in there and just like cowered over her. >> perhaps his rage from the fight continued to build and motivated him to kill. one week after the confrontation, ricardo salas was found beaten to death inside the hercules home. police blame efren valdamoro. they also think he strangled cindy tran. they don't know if he did anything to frederick salas but they have their suspicions. he is missing. his coworkers are worried. >> they're very sad. everybody is so sad. they don't know what happened. as i told you that i'm praying for his recovery, you know, somebody or whatever. i hope that we will find him. >> the police report is too much to handle for the resident living near the hercules home where the fight and murder took place. >> extremely shocking, alarming and scary. >> she tel
rooms from cindy tran to was efren valdemoro girlfriend begun to fight with efren valdemoro it is unclear who started the fight. they believe fredrick holds the key to the case because at this point he is the only one who might still be alive to help answer any questions. if he is found at this land fell it will make it that much more difficult to connect the dots will tran kron 4 news. >> autopsies are underway for the two women the bodies of those women found in if the whole life fell tomorrow often stated that home meanwhile the house and is set to appear in court today on explosive charges material to make bombs found in his home were the women's bodies were discovered. now the fourth woman cindy tran a vigil will be held tonight outside the salon where she worked it is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. there also need details about the group abusive relationship between efren valdemoro end cindy tran she was found dead after the police station chase in his car. she may have warned police about her danger appeared she told police about the danger just hours before she was killed
. inside his car police found 46-year-old cindy tran strangled to death. police are also linking him to the murder of 73-year-old ricardo sales, who was found beaten to death in the house where he rented a room from tran. police say the other two ve victims were found dead at a vallejo home. rumors of a love triangle have not been proven, and a statement from the two boys ranging from 13 to 21 was read on their behalf. >> we now realize how precious and short and fragile life really is. so appreciate the ones you love because you never know when they'll be taken away. we truly love our mom with all our hearts, and we know she's looking over us at this very moment. >> reporter: kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >>> family and friends of cindy tran set up a fund for her sons if you're interested in donating head to any wells fargo bank and ask for the cindy tran memorial fund. >>> a livermore man is behind bars after police say he stabbed his son 11 times. investigators say 48-year-old gary gomez was on a light-night fishing trip with his wife, 14-year-old son and two of his sons frien
: in the last couple of minutes someone dropped off some flowers for -- flowers for cindy tran. on the door, there is a sign up that says the salon will be closed for the week. coworkers are having a difficult time through all of this. they've seen this all unfold. we're learning some talked to her in the moments of before she was killed. the salon owner called her the night she was killed because police had been by asking her about the killing of ricardo sales. he was killed in tran's home. he and his son rented rooms there. now according to "the times" the owner called her because he didn't want her to come in until that issue was settled. but when she picked up her cell phone, he was so upset, he couldn't understand her. he handed the phone to a coworker. she was yelling and then heard sirens. and then there was silence. a short time later, jesse borhi was killed by police. >> we always knew there was something about him. she loved him. >> reporter: now, it's the relationship between tran, valdemoro and sales that police now believe led to sales's fatal beating. they believe valdemoro wa
a bedroom that he refnlted --ive side a bedroom of a home that he rented from cindy tran. police believe the fight that started as a result of the men and jealousy with cindy tran. the suspect filed a police report after receiving several facial injuries. we got a picture of the police report that the suspect filed against the two saleses. he said ricardo threw the first bunch. frederick stepped in to help his dad. police believe the fight provides a motive for ricardo sales's homicide and is the reason for frederick's disappearance. the suspect's car had cindy tran in his car, strangled to death, police say during the high speed chase. newschopper2 is over the dump here in pittsburg. law enforcement agencies are supposed to be looking here this morning and they are hoping to find frederick sales, the 35-year-old who has been missing since saturday. reporting live in pittsburg, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:04. well, today investigators will try to recover the bodies of tw of the three victims -- two of the three victims killed in a plane crash in redwood city. the plane plunge
girlfriend, cindy tran. tranmay have warned police her life was in danger. >> reporter: efren valdermoro's girlfriend, cindy tranfeared for her life, convinced he was going to kill her. she had an opportunity to tell police about her fears when she met with investigators hours before she was strangled to death. >> police officers released her that day, she was on her way to work. we had issues we were looking for the suspect at that time. i can't speculate what was during the meetings or how there were concerns for her safety. >> reporter: tranmet with police several times, during the murder of sals. a warrant was issued for efren valdermoro arrest in that case. the connection was not made that tran's life may be in cage. >> we did not see the concern for tran's safety and unfortunately the suspect was able to locate her and kidnap her. police were working nonstop on this case to locate the suspect and worked with other agencies to locate him. >> this was the scene outside the beauty salon where tranworked, they were all expressing their remorse. a candle light vigil is planned tomorrow
to honor cindy tran, ricardo sales, segundia allen and marcaito smart. they wanted to use this as a lesson. >> we are not judgmental. we are not here to judge people for what they have done. we're here to promote the peacefulness within our community. >> he loved deeply, and his life was complex for him, and he just cracked. and that doesn't make him a bad person. >> police say valdemoro and tran were romantically linked. trans sons said the two no longer had a relationship and rumor's love triangle were false. >>> a livermore father will be officially charged wednesday with stabbing his son 11 time during a late-night fishing trip this weekend. police say gary gomez took his wife's son and two of his sons friends fishing late on sunday. he reportedly got upset when one of the friends said they had to go home around 2:00 in the morning and ended up getting into a fight with his son. according to police, the boy was stabbed 11 times. his wife was stabbed at least once. gomez also tried to puncture the family's van as the family and wife drove away. none of the injuries are life threatening.
speed chase in the car with a body of cindy tran believed kidnapped by him as she left work. the bodies of two other women were found many his home last week investigators were led to keller canyon landfill after rita alan's escalade was found near an office park and a vehicle was seen driving from the area near the escalade to dumpsters taken to this landfill. >> starting with small portions of debris we have an excavator, a large piece of equipment with a large bucket attached scoops up a bucket of debris it is -- that debris is spread out in a cleaner location and volunteers are going through each bucket full manually. >> reporter: and here is a clue into the potential motive the missing man's relationship with valdemoro whom you see here looking beaten up. he told police solace and his father did this to him in a fight over the girlfriend he filed police reports soon after the elder solace was found dead the younger one missing. so again, the search resumes for any clues at keller canyon landfill at 8:00 a.m. >> thank you. ann in pittsburgh this morning. >>> memorial was held last n
the bay area all week. but the loss of ricardo salas and cindy tran is very personal for this strip mall in vallejo. >> let us all remember cindy and rick not for having died but for having lived. >> 46-year-old cindy was known as jenny to her coworkers and clients at devin's salon. she cut people's hair for a living, but she was also a friend. >> she was so warm. and wonderful! >> she's a lady. she'll be missed. >> 73-year-old ricardo worked as a security guard at the bank. >> and ricardo. just a wonderful man. he always had a smile, and he was just -- so gracious. we'll miss them both. >> police believe cindy's boyfriend murdered ricardo because he thought ricardo was getting involved with cindy. it's believed he strangled cindy before he was shot to death in a confrontation with police. >> i still don't know why it happened. >> more than 100 people attended. >> what they represented was just true friendship. that's what will be missed most. >> cindy tran had four sons ranging in age from 14 to 21. her friends set up a fund for the boys. they say she was a devoted mother. in vallejo, a
valdemoro shot to death and his girlfriend cindy tran. she was kidnapped from the parking lot where she worked in vallejo. she was strangled before it all went down last night. according to documents she lived with efren valdemoro in this vallejo apartment complex until a few months ago when both were evicted. neighbors say valdemoro often acted strangely but most didn't notice major problems. >> it's really gory. what i knew of him, i would never have thought that. it really comes as a surprise. >> reporter: the two split up. cindy tran moved to hercules, while valdemoro rented a room on upland court with segundia allen charles rittenhouse. they were a married couple. neighbors say valdemoro was increasingly in the center of loud arguments in the front yard. >> it would be just fights and then always be a cop here every day. >> reporter: last week, segundia allen as well as her friend marcia smart were missing. police named valdemoro as i a suspect in their disappearance. now it turns out both missing women were murdered. police discovered their bodies yesterday morning when they went
46-year-old girlfriend, cindy tran, found dead in the car after a high- speed chase. he is suspect of killing a hercules man because he that the there was something romantic between tran and a victim or his son, who is still missing. the latest piece of evidence, this cadillac escalade that had been missing from a vallejo home. the car was found yesterday at a business park in hercules. the escalade park near the home where ricardo sales was beaten to death last week. his son frederick is the one that's still missing. police searched the area around the escalade for clues to his disappearance. the home where sales was killed was owned by cindy tran. anne makovec is in vallejo where explosive materials were found in the same house where two bodies were located. anne, good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. the big question that remains here in vallejo this morning is who killed the two women who were found dead in that home on upland court. a lot of fingers point toward efren valdemoro, who is already thought to have killed at least two other people before he was shot by police on
girlfriend cindy tran. she was found dead in a car valdemoro crashed at the end of a high-speed chase. police now say valdemoro is suspected of killing a hercules man because he thought there was something going on romantically between tran and the victim or possibly his son, who is still missing. the latest piece of evidence, this cadillac escalade that had been missing from a vallejo home. that car was found yesterday at a business park in hercules. the escalade was parked near the home where ricardo sales was beaten to death last week. his son frederick is still missing. police searched the area around the escalade for clues to his disappearance. the home where sales was killed was owned by cindy tran. >>> it wasn't just two women's bodies that caught officer's eyes at a vallejo home. anne makovec is in vallejo and explains there were also explosive materials at that house. anne, good morning. >> reporter: including radioactive chemicals. vallejo police are trying to figure out who killed the two women, the two dead bodies, found in the home on upland court. a lot of fingers point toward e
ci ndy tran >> and ims to spend the afternoon with friends, family of cindy tran they all said they had a bad feeling about this guy. it is a tight community, the salon where she worked and some of her only if france and best friends and nearby shops people were shocked! listen. >> i just cannot believe that somebody people could do what they did. >> did she ever speak about her boyfriend? >> no. >> no. i just saw them together. and he was watching every move she made. >> she was a beautiful lady with four children. and she just happened to get caught up with the wrong guy. she, it was truly tragic. >> i also spoke with sanra lie efren valdemoro was becoming possessive of sunday. >> and she said it was difficult to save but said he was screaming on the phone that know, stop. that i love you, please, no. and then she heard sirens in the background and then the excelling ritter was getting louder. and in the background come off efren valdemoro was yelling and suddenly, silence. and she tried calling seven, eight different times and no answer is certainly a chilling and sad conver
for christine caught early. the violent details ended here. when they responded to a call from cindy trans. and the to ted's brother frederic and ricardo. it reported as as i walked in i saw a car on top of waldemar who is lying face down on the floor. after taking pictures of the injuries they took into the police station where he cited the complaint charged with battery. on saturday afternoon they found his body at the home. he had been beaten to death. on tuesday hercules' named claude malo as a murder suspect. the same time vallejo police discovered to bodies at home that he was known to frequent. i fought it drove off with her in her acura. the car was spotted in pleasant hill. it led police on a high-speed chase through richmond where he shot to death. he was found in the car. meanwhile >> another piece of the puzzle, and a husband made his court appearance today. charles was arrested when authorities discovered explosives in his home in vallejo. kron4 news dave was in the courtroom and tell us what happens. dan? >> he is not been charged for any murders at this point we will have mo
by cindy cindy tran and one of the neighbors that this tragedy has brought this quiet neighborhood closer together. people that did not say hello or speak to each other stop and speak about what occurred and ask each other if everything is okay. in other neighbors of the wife refuses to walk her dog because she does not like looking at the house and the thinking of what happened inside of it. in hercules, kron 4 news. >> and another stretch of concrete will be a car pulling the chick even driv a solo by late september. and the alameda, with five-$6 using a fast track. this will be and 5:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. m-out. 80 mi., 3 entry points, and that also at mission boulevard,-80 mi., fremon a 18 >> temperatures in the 80s, once this fog burned off. by 2:00 p.m., you can see this area of busy as it was all summer. and the beach boardwalks were busy with a bit of late summer sunshine. beaches near the boardwalk, municipal wharf or very crowded today. with a lot of late summer, holiday fun. and santa cruz, rob lowe. >> and president obama is probabpromising to create jobs that greed and special-in
. the chp says cindy tran was strangled to beth by the suspect. investigators say the chase started in pleasant hill. officers spotted the car in an apartment complex. investigators say the suspect efren valdemoro strangled tran with a nylon scored. autopsy shows she was killed that beginning of the pursuit. also connected, police resumed their search for a missing man whose body investigators could be at a land fill. frederick sales has been missing more more than a week. his father was found det an august 28. police also believe that efren valdemoro killed both frederick sales and his father. police started searching the land fill on friday. stay with kron 4 news as the case continues to develop. our continuing coverage is also online, head to www.kron.com. >>> it was cool out there today, as we head into tomorrow we will see warmer temperatures on the way. tonight we are expecting some low clouds. that will start to clear by the afternoon. temperatures warming just a little bit. inland getting back up into the upper 70s. details on that coming up in a few minutes. >>> police are
a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and friends are gathering in front of the salon where tran worked. her clients say that she always talked about her sons. they can't believe that someone would kill her. meantime, vallejo police are working with hercules and richmond authorities to determine whether two other women found dead in a home there are also connected to valdemoro. this afternoon, the husband of one of those victims appeared in court. simon perez has our first look at charles rittenhouse. simon. >> reporter: allen, the apparent lone survivor in this case appeared in court today. that is charles rittenhouse who lives in this house behind me here in
tape around the home of cindy tran is an eerie reminder of the killing spree that left four dead. hercules police said that frederick sales and his father woke efren valdemoro up. police say they fought. officers came to the home. willed willed was told to leave. police say no one was arrested. hercules police say they believe valdemoro beat 73-year-old ricardo sales to death in the house five days later. his body was found saturday. his son frederick sales has not been seen since. friends and co-workers of cindy tran say she was nervous because valdemoro was a suspect in the murder. cindy was found dead tuesday. investigators say valdemoro strangled her and then came at them. officers shot and killed him. hercules police met with tran's sons today. they, too are set to talk. flowers are pouring into the salon where tran worked. >> a nice, friendly man. stood there with a smile on his face. >> reporter: while tran's friends and family mourn, police are trying to put together valdemoro's role in the case of carol smart and rita allen. police found the women dead in allen's home tu
tuesday after a high-speed chase. inside his car police found 46-year-old cindy tran strangled to death. police are also linking him to the murder of 73-year-old ricardo sa las, who was found beaten to death in the house where he rented a room from tran. police say the two ooh two victims were found dead at a vallejo home. rumors of a lo-- a statement fr ranging in age from 13 to 21 was read on their behalf. >> we now realize how precious and short and fragile life really is. so appreciate the ones you love because you never know when they'll be taken away. we truly love our mom with all our hearts, and we know she's looking over us at this very moment. >> reporter: a memorial fund has been set up for tran's sons. and if you'd like to contribute you can go to any wells fargo bank and just mention the cindy tran memorial fund. live in hercules, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> all right. thank you, kimberly. >>> and for a third straight day police and volunteers searched a landfill in the east bay city of pittsburg for the body of a missing man. if his body's found it would likely b
was jealous of cindy tran, his girlfriend, living with other men. the suspect is also now dead. police shot him last monday night, following a high speed chase. police say he strangled tran during the chase. police believes he's responsible for segundia allen and marcarcia smart. their bodies were found at the home that the suspect stayed off, on and off for ten years. last friday, the -- one of the men was arraigned on chemical possession but not on the women's deaths. back to you. >> thank you. >>> last night friends and family members gathered in hercules to remember the four victims of that deadly rampage. ♪ >> reporter: about 100 people gathered at market hall in hercules. the grieving family members of cindy tran were among those attending the memorial. there was a tribute written by her sons. >> "we truly love our mom and hope she's looking over us at this moment." >> there was some controversy. mourners lit one candle for the suspect. >>> 7:04. just an hour ago, police found a wheel-chair bound woman who has been missing since yesterday. claudine wong was there when that search en
knew efren valdermoro threw his girlfriend, cindy tran. they rented room said from tran. she was the owner. he thought something romantic was going on between his girlfriend and one of the solaces. police didn't find solace at this business park. kron 4 news. >> our coverage continues online. we have posted today's news conferences in their entirety and we have the breaking news details, just log on to www.kron.com. >>> it was hot out there today and even hotter tomorrow. temperatures are still very mild across the bay area this evening. tomorrow morning they will stay that way. looking at the noon hour, warming expected, temperatures reaching 90 degrees by noon. 3:00, we will head up to the triple digits. another hot day out there but it won't stick around longer. details coming up in a bit. >>> a big day for apple. the company released several new products today, including a new ipod touch. a look at the steve jobs announcement, just ahead on kron 4 news. the most powerful half-ton crew in america has a powertrain backed for 100,000 miles. chevy silverado half-ton a consume
this has been a huge strain on the people who knew and loved cindy tran. live in vallejo, claudine wong, channel 2 news. >>> investigators are still checking on efren valdemoro's suspected ties to the deaths of two women in vallejo. police found their bodies in the home where one of them lived and where valdemoro often stayed. now it's believed the two women were dead for several days. and in another bizarre twist it appears the husband of one of the victims was still living in the house. police say that husband, 72- year-old, had stocked up on bomb making material that he took from his chemical engineering job. >> when we located the chemicals, they were in the stable state. they were not a danger to the community at this point because they were not combined in the appropriate mixture to become a danger. >> he is now in jail facing several weapons and explosives charges. >>> another piece of this complicated puzzle is the missing cadillacest collide that turned up in hercules. the suv belonged to one of the vallejo victims, allen, but valdemoro was known to drive it. police towed it fo
five days later. his son hasn't been seen since. friends and coworkers of cindy tran said that she was nervous, cindy was foundlÑ dead tuesday. police say boldmorrow killed her. >> a nice, friendly man. stood there with a smile on his face. >> while his friends and family mourn, the police are trying to piece together boldmorrow's role in the murder of rita allen. boldmorrow was a renter there. they arrested the husband when they found a bomb making surprise and urannium in the house. the investigators say the case is still open. >> again, the breaking news tonight, a possible lead on the fredrick solice whereabouts. they will turn their attention to the pittsburgh landfill tomorrow morning. we will update the story as we get more information in the newscasts. >> federal investigators investigate the plane crash that killed three, including a well-known business man. the twin-engine beachcraft reached an altitude of less than a thousand feet, when it plunged into a lagoon. one of the victim system 91 year-old robert borman, who founded the steel company. the pilot and his girlfri
in pittsburg. sales shared a hercules home with his father and cindy tran, who was the girlfriend of efren valdemoro. police say that there was a lot of friction and fighting in the home that valdemoro was concerned that one of the men may have been having a relationship with his girlfriend, even calling them back stabbers. police say valdemoro killed tran and the elder sales before he was shot and killed ultimately by the chp. in all four people with ties to valdemoro are dead now including two women that were found this week in a vallejo home. the investigation, of course, is turning to where frederick sales is. in pittsburg, search crews are expected to start gathering here at 9:00 this morning. reporting live in pittsburg, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> and as mentioned, police are trying to figure out whether valdemoro is connected to the death of two women in vallejo. their bodies were found in a vallejo home valdemoro often visited. officers are also hashing out to rule out one of the victim's husbands in the killings. rittenhouse reported his wife, segundina allen missing o
trying to outrun police. his girlfriend cindy tran was found dead in valdemoro's car. the shock of valdemoro's alleged killing spree is giving way to sadness for people who knew the victims. friends gathered for a vigil to honor cindy tran who was also known as jenny. and ricardo sales. tran worked at a salon, sales as a security guard in the store there. dozens of people shared stories how they touched their lives. >> they are very important people. they are very nice people. >> ricardo was my buddy as i call him. i slap him high five when i go to the bathroom when he would stand over by the wells fargo. >> they rented rooms in tran's house in hercules. in august police say that sales and valdemoro fought in front of tran. valdemoro was naked in the incident and police took pictures of his injuries. ricardo was found beaten to death days later. police are trying to figure out if there is a link between valdemoro and the killing of two women whose bodies were found. the husband of one of the women, charles rittenhouse, could have some of the answers but according to his attorney
of valdamoro lying face down on the floor. valdamoro was completely naked. it may have been over 46 cindy tran, valdamoro's girlfriend who he killed tuesday in richmond before chp officers killed him. frederick salas coworkers are hoping for closure. >> they're very sad. everybody's so sad. they don't know what happened. i told you that i'm praying for his recovery. somebody or whatever, i hope that we will find him. >> police have also found two bodies in vallejo in a house tied to valdamoro. it focuses on the crimes in hercules and police know they have their first homicide of the year already with the discovery of kick salas' body last saturday and today they're going to pittsburgh to search that landfill. they do believe they're going to be finding a body. certainly not looking at places where they might find him alive, looking for the body of frederick salas. terry mcsweeney. >> thank you very much. this afternoon the husband of one of the victims is scheduled to be arraigned in solano county superior court on charges of chemicals and explosives including radioactive material. he was foun
of this home owned by cindy tran. investigators say that day, he filed a police report saying two men who rent rooms from tran assaulted him. authorities believe that fight may be what sparked the killing spree. the following saturday, august 28th a house mate reported both men missing. inside of the home, investigators looking for the missing men found a 73-year-old bludgeoned to death. police are losing hope his son still alive. >> we like to be optimistic. in this case and it does not bode well for having a long life. >> authorities spotted valdemoro driving in pleasant hill. the chase ended in richmond. inside of the acurea, police found his girlfriend, she appeared to be strangled to death. he ran inside of the 99 ranch market in the meat department grabbing a meat cheifer and threatens officers. >> officers gave commands for him to drop the weapon. the officers were in fear for theirs lives. they discharged the firearm. the suspect was hit, suffering fatal injury autos not much is known about him. police say he drifted and borrowed cars and money from frinldz. he's a former security guar
cindy tran. he kidnapped her tuesday night leading police on a chase. investigative sources say all the while, tran was taking calls from a coworker crying he's going to kill me. he's gone off the deep end. the coworker could hear sirens in the background and then silence. tran was strangled with a belt ten minutes before he crashed into the pacific east mall. and seconds later, valdemoro was shot and killed inside that mall. he thrust a meat cleaver at two officers. autopsies are underway for both. as for rittenhouse, we're told he's a chemical engineer. but investigators have no idea how he came to possess such large amounts of c4 and uranium. we have confirmed that both the california department of justice and the atf are now involved in this investigation. >> so be bizarre factors. but now with this uranium find, will the feds be called in >> reporter: you would think they would. facts and details are changing with each day so perhaps we will learn tomorrow if the feds will be called. >> thank you. >>> if you ride the bus, listen up. steep service cuts. that agency limiting half
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